UAE President Pardons 1,138 Prisoners Ahead of Eid al-Adha

14 June

President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has pardoned over 1,000 individuals ahead of the Eid al-Adha holiday, which in 2024 will begin on June 16 and last for three days.


According to the WAM news agency, the president ordered the release of 1,138 prisoners from penitentiaries in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The agency also noted that Mohammed bin Zayed has promised to settle the financial obligations of those pardoned to the state.


Rulers of the emirates of Ajman, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, and Sharjah have also ordered pardons for prisoners under their jurisdictions. In Ajman, 223 people were pardoned, in Dubai - 686, in Ras Al Khaimah - 481, in Fujairah - 94, and in Sharjah - 352. In total, in honor of Eid al-Adha, UAE authorities will release 2,974 individuals.


Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, is one of the main religious events in Islam. It is celebrated on the 10th day of the Islamic lunar calendar month of Dhu al-Hijja and coincides with the end of the Hajj pilgrimage. During Eid al-Adha, Muslims commemorate the story of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), who was willing to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of faith and obedience to Allah.



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Based on materials from TASS